MIST, Inc.,, a global leader in wireless transaction technology, announced that the Electronic Transaction Association has selected the MIST Freedom II wireless terminal to process registration transactions at the ETA 2001 Annual Meeting and Exposition on March 8-10 in San Diego.
The ETA is the major international trade association representing organizations offering transaction processing products and services. The MIST Freedom II terminals will be deployed at the show’s registration desk using Atomic Software’s “ecomPort” software to provide an efficient and speedy mobile solution for managing payments. ETA first used the Freedom II terminals at its August mid-year meeting held in Chicago.
The MIST Freedom II terminal, which features an integrated printer and pinpad, allows the ETA show management added flexibility in bringing the point-of-sale terminals to any location at the conference to conduct wireless transactions. ETA was organized to influence policy within the transaction processing industry by providing leadership through education, advocacy and the exchange of information.
“The success of the MIST Freedom II terminals at last summer’s ETA conference was tremendous,” said Linda Horwath, MIST Vice President of U.S. Sales. “There is nothing more satisfying than to see the ease at which business transactions can take place when using these terminals. We look forward to assisting ETA again this year and are confident the efficiency of our terminals will make significant contributions to the overall success of the conference.” MIST’s Freedom II is a wireless portable device that allows a merchant to perform credit or debit card transactions from any location. What sets the Freedom II apart is its ease and flexibility of use because integrated within each device is a wireless modem supporting multiple platforms including, CDPD, Mobitex, and Motient. This broad variety of wireless communication methods allows the merchant to select one technology that best fits its geographical area.
“The MIST Freedom II terminals and Atomic Software are a great assistance to us,” said Shawn Canfield, ETA Director of Meetings. “The efficiency, flexibility, and ease of these wireless solutions to handle our registration process provides great service. It is a significant benefit to our organizers to know this system will meet the ever-increasing needs of our registration team.”
MIST once again is teaming with Atomic Software to provide the ETA with a transaction-processing solution. Atomic’s ecomPort Wireless Payment gateway will be used to provide connectivity to ETA’s merchant processor. The ecomPort gateway service routes transactions from the point of sale to the merchant’s credit, debit, and check processors. It also includes a web-based Merchant Console where merchants can review transaction detail and batch reports, add new transactions and run voids or returns, as well as see up to one year of transaction history online.
“Atomic Software is proud to assist ETA at this year’s conference,” said Robert Brooks, Atomic Software’s Director of Wireless Products. “We are pleased ETA found the combination of our ecomPort Gateway and the Mist Freedom II terminals to be an effective solution to meet their wireless needs.”
About MIST Inc.
MIST Inc. (TSE:MIS), a leading global provider of wireless transaction-enabling technologies, is in the business of designing, manufacturing, and distributing wireless and wired Point-of-Sale (POS) solutions. With facilities in Toronto and Montreal, MIST has an installed base of more than 550,000 POS terminals. MIST’s clients include Canadian and international banks, financial institutions, credit and debit card processors, as well as retail, hotel, restaurant, healthcare, and loyalty customers. The “MIST Freedom” family of wireless transaction terminals was developed to complement its range of existing products. MIST has business offices in Canada and the United States. For more information, visit [www.mistwireless.com]. Investors may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Atomic Software:
Atomic Software is a venture-funded company that provides electronic payment solutions to wireless, Internet, mail/phone order, retail and restaurant companies. The company’s products are certified for use by leading banks and transaction processors in the United States. For more information on Atomic Software’s ecomPort wireless payment gateway contact Robert Brooks at 813/995-0268 or visit [http://www.eComPortwireless.com]. Atomic can be found on the web at [http://www.atomic-software.com].